Two words for you: Bell boy!

Kimberly and I made it to Des Moines without major mishaps, and we’re really enjoying the trip! Northwest Airlines is pretty wonderful; we both agreed we’d choose it over Delta any day of the week. Better everything, and way cheaper, at least this time around.

In the Detroit airport during our short layover, we saw this little guy:

Boy with DS at airport

So adorable, sitting on the floor by the power outlet powering up the Nintendo DS! (I cropped this heavily since this is not my kid) He was quite content to wait as long as necessary for the flight to board.

After nine or so hours between Frankfurt and Detroit, a short layover and another hour or so flight to Des Moines, Kimberly and I were pretty loopy. We hit the ground in Des Moines, collected the bags (and more bags) and headed for the rental car. There we were, trying to drag all our bags out to the rental car lot (and don’t think either of us travel light, either), and Kimberly says, “I’ve got two words for you: Bell Boy!” I thought I might fall over from laughing so hard!

The car we got was this strange light metallic green. I didn’t think they made cars that color anymore! As we’re loading the bags, the man that was in line behind us at the rental car desk was picking up his car in the lot, and offered to trade us for his bumblebee of a car as he put it, a shocking yellow SUV of some kind. I told him we’d take him up on it, and to be careful what he wished for!

And as a testament to how many brain cells are really still operational after a trans Atlantic flight, neither of us remembered that Bellboy isn’t two words until we were in the car on the way to the hotel! But we were perfectly happy to make use of the Bellboys at the hotel, no matter how many words it is! 🙂

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